Human Interest

About Human Interest

Several nonfiction books are published each year that cover American culture. These programs can be searched and viewed here.

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Coming Up on Book TV

"The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century"
Steven Pinker

Next air time: Thursday, December 25th at 10am (ET)

"The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century"
"The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food"
Ted Genoways

Next air time: Monday, December 29th at 4am (ET)

"The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food"

Archived Programs

Programs shown in this archive cover the past year. To search for programs in earlier years, please use the search functionality above.

"The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food"
Ted Genoways

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food"
"Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game"
Mark Edmundson

Last aired: November 28, 2014

"Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game"
"On Immunity: An Inoculation"
Eula Biss

Last aired: November 15, 2014

"On Immunity: An Inoculation"
"An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures"
Mark Obama Ndesandjo

Last aired: November 9, 2014

"An Obama's Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures"
U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright's Inaugural Reading
Charles Wright

Last aired: October 20, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright's Inaugural Reading
"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Marja Mills

Last aired: September 29, 2014

"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"
Panel on the Life of Author and Journalist Michael Hastings
Michael Hastings (1980-2013)

Last aired: July 13, 2014

Panel on the Life of Author and Journalist Michael Hastings
"Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski"
Charles Gati

Last aired: January 5, 2014

"Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski"
"Men We Reaped: A Memoir"
Jesmyn Ward

Last aired: December 31, 2013

"Men We Reaped: A Memoir"
"David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants"
Malcolm Gladwell

Last aired: December 29, 2013

"David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
"Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence"
Jack Kelly

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 20 min.
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, December 20th

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
6am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Panel on Books & E-Commerce
Andrew Albanese; Franklin Foer; Christopher Kenneally; Astra Taylor; Oren Teicher
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Monday, December 22nd

4am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

In Depth is Book TV's monthly interview/call-in program with an author featuring his or her body of work.  It's LIVE on the first Sunday of every month.    Mark Levin, Bonnie Morris, Peniel Joseph, Bing West, Luis Rodriguez, Amity Shlaes, Reza Aslan, Ron Paul, Mary Frances Berry, Joan Biskupic, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson  www.aspeninstitute.org @walterisaacson

You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes book festivals in Tucson, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlottesville, New York, Freedom Fest in Vegas, Brooklyn, the Roosevelt Reading Festival in Hyde Park, NY, Harlem Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival and Miami Book Fair International in November.  You can watch those we've already covered online.  Find them using the "Search" button in the upper lefthand corner of this homepage.

For a complete list of upcoming book festivals, click on the BOOK FAIRS tab at the top of the page.